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THE QUARTER ENDING AT MIDSUMMER, 1830.

THE WHOLE CAREFULLY COMPILED, DIGESTED, AND METHODised.

V. DISCOVERIES IN SCIENCE,

VI, POPULAR MEDICINE.
VII. NOTES ON NATURAL HISTORY.
VIII. CURIOSITIES IN NATURE AND ART, &c.

LONDON:

H. FLOWER, No. 19, SKINNER-STREET, SNOW-HILL;

AND SOLD BY ALL BOOKSELLERS.

MDCCCXXX.

PRINTED BY WILLIAM COX, LOMBARD STREET, WHITEFRIARS.

THE

POLAR STAR

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ENTERTAINMENT AND POPULAR SCIENCE:

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NEW SYSTEM OP CURE.t

HAHNEMANN'S HOMÖOPATHIE.

« The highest, nay, the sole vocation of the tinction of all draughts, pills, and boluses, medical practitioner, is to make sick men and extreme disgrace and discomfort of sound;" and “ the beau idéal of the healing apothecaries—these are the clashing innovaprocess is an easy, quick, and lasting re- tions on the therapeutic art assayed by storation of health, or a complete annikila- Dr. Hahnemann; and this is the character tion of disease in the shortest, surest, and of that doctrine of Homöopathie, which for safest method.” So says Dr. Samuel Hah- the last twenty years has caused no little nemann, in the beginning of the text of his sensation among our Teutonic neighbours, “ Organon;" and certainly, if the ground- though its very name has as yet scarcely work of his system were as securely laid, penetrated into our insular regions. Be the and the good results of its appliance as un- doctrines of Hahnemann, therefore, true as deniable as these preliminary axioms, he they are pleasing, or false as they are might demand the belief of the most sceptical startling by their novelty, it is time that in the history of science. To build up an they should be inade known to the British universal system of medicine upon a single public, and submitted to the keen and sagaproposition ; to make it plain to the patient cious criticism of our own medical school. by what means, and in what manner, bis Such is the main object of this article ; for cure may be effected; to change the vague we are not by any means to be understood as and obscure terms of art into a catalogue advocating these doctrines, though we should of distinct and intelligible symptoms; and sometimes, for the sake of a more lively last, not least, to convert the odious opera- statement of them, use the language of the tion of taking physic into the simple and not Homöopathists. True or false, Homöopathie inelegant diversion of swallowing a few tiny is at least not to be confounded with empellets of tinctured sugar-to the utter ex- piricism. It has some of the outward signs,

but it has none of the inward and essential † Abridged from the Edinburgh Review.-No.C., characteristics of quackery. It is not a reof,

source and refuge for ignorance; but requires 1.--Organon der Heilkunst von Samuel Habne extensive knowledge, as well as great expe

II. - Die Chronischen Krankheiten, iire eigen: rience, in the physician who would practise thämliche Natur und Homoopathische Heilung von according to its rules ;-a varied and exSamuel Hahnemann. Dresden and Leipsic. 3 vols. tensive knowledge of the parts and functions 8vo. 1829.

of the human frame; of pathology, too, as III.-Reine Arzneimittellehre von Samuel Hahnemann. Dresdeu and Leipsic. 6 vols. 8vo. 1822

well as physiology; of botany and che

mistry, and the practical uses of both. VOL. IV.

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1827.

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